The current directors of the Company are Richard Gladdle and Matt Wood.
Richard attended Queens University Belfast and St. Andrews University in Scotland, obtaining an Honours Degree in Geography. On graduating he joined the newly formed Coin Department at Stanley Gibbons in January 1976. Within a few years he had become the director of that department and in 1980 left to start up his own business as an independent coin dealer. Since that date he has been a professional numismatist travelling around Britain, Europe, North America and Australasia attending auctions and coin-fairs, buying and selling rare coins. In that time he has acquired a great numismatic knowledge (and library) and specialises in British coins – particularly Gold Hammered Medieval and later, European Coins and ‘Paranumismatica’ (tokens and medallions). Richard is a professional dealer, buying and selling coins and valuing collections, he also represents collectors and museums at auction and advises the auction houses DNW and Bonhams. He is a member of the British Numismatic Trade Association (BNTA) and the British Numismatic Society (BNS) which are amongst the principle ‘commercial’ and ‘academic’ coin institutions in the UK. He is also a fluent speaker of German. Richard will play a key role in advising the board in relation to the trading of Historical Goods, and in particular coins.
Matt is the founder director of the Company. Matt is a qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years’ experience in financial markets. Matt’s primary role on the board will be to discharge the finance and administration function and to manage the Company’s relationship with its shareholders. Matt is an FCA approved person.